Community Happenings: 4200 Commands List, 4 Lane Laser, ACE Spotlight, Emojis, Apollo 11, & More

Blog Post created by kupdike Employee on Jul 16, 2018

Happy Monday, and welcome to another week--I can't believe we're already halfway through July!


Below is your update of what's been happening in the community over the past week. Please join us in welcoming new members, celebrating those with one-year memberversaries, and joining the conversation with a new question, idea, like, comment, follow, or vote. Have a great rest of your week! 



Hello and Welcome

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Ciena Community! Welcome: Michael Aagenes, Paul Alba, Chris Allen, Samuel Bortei, Joshua Brochon, Chethan C, Jagadeesan C, 罗美 罗, Frank Chang, Hector Colunga, JEFFREY DE GUZMAN, Michael DePaolo, Chris Epperson, Brian Harris, ESTANISLAO HERNANDEZ, Majid Hosseinpoor, Ritika Jauhari, Kim Kittredge, Juan Martinez, Tom Mayo, ZEBDI MEHDI, Alaguraja Muthaiah, Daniel Nicodemus, ANTONIO NOLASCO, Michael Odom, Andre Pereira, Ariel Pineda, Ramanan R, Brian Reinhart, Scott Thompson, Daniel Silva, SERGIO SILVA, Rafael Silva, Leon Smith, Christopher Solomon, Pete Spence, Balázs Szabó, Scott Taylor, ELO TELECOM, Nithyanantham Thiyagarajan, Akihiro Toya, Tanuj Upadhyay, Rahul Verma, frank vigil, and Sarah Wilkerson!


We're so glad to have you and would like to extend an invitation to share something about yourself and your favorite Ciena products, as well as learn more about other members of the community on our introduce yourself thread!


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The most popular questions based on your views: 


Most Votes

Top Service Ideas with the most votes. (Must be a user of my.ciena.com to view, create, and vote on ideas.)


Don't forget to check out our Service Ideas themes too:


 Submit an idea and receive 10 points to win the exclusive Service Ideas "I'm an idea person" t-shirt.  Learn more



Other noteworthy activity and content throughout the community. 



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Of The Week


Happy memberversary to the following members celebrating their first year in the Ciena Community: Ivan Amigo, Tony Bargardo, Gavin Beveridge, James Bonner, Mar Cel, Joshua Cokens, Andy Dostal, Abdalla Elsiddig, AnilKumar Gujja, Cody Hudson, Sushant Jha, Lee Jorissen, Arun Kumar, John Lester, Graham Leva, steve McGranaghan, Joaquim Monteiro, Ruth Neighbors, chibike nnorom, Stephen Olejnicak, Mitesh Parikh, Slava Sbs, Hubert Talavera, RAJ YADAV, and Brandon Yunker!



I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.

Neil Armstrong




This is your friendly reminder that there is only one week left to participate in the I Love Acronyms: ZTP thread (closes on 7/23)! Be sure to check it out and reply with what you think ZTP means in telecom for a chance to earn points toward round three of 52 Weeks of Learning


Be sure to check out the 52 Weeks of Learning Challenge: 2018 for more content and activities like this, and to see how you can compete for the opportunity to win a one-year subscription to the Ciena Learning Develop Series – more than 75 courses on Packet-Optical, Packet, and Software!



Tomorrow, July 17th is World Emoji Day!  Almost everyone nowadays uses emojis, maybe even too frequently, to express emotion, supplement a text, and for other uses in online communicating. The Japanese term, Emoji, loosely translates to "picture word" and was coined in 1990 by Shigetaka Kurita. At the time, Kurita worked for Japanese telecom company, NTT Docomo, and developed emojis to help appeal to teens in the pager industry (*insert dinosaur emoji*). New emojis are developed every year across many platforms and operating systems and are all kept track of in the Emojipedia. July 17th is famously displayed on the calendar emoji (check for yourself -- I did!), prompting the date selection for World Emoji Day back in 2014 by Emojipedia founder, Jeremy Burge. What's your favorite emoji?  


Did You Know

This week marks the 49th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon! 49 years ago, today, on July 16, 1969, three American Astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins lifted off from Cape Kennedy, FL to embark on one of the most famous journeys of all time. 49 years ago this Friday, July 20th, the three astronauts officially landed and Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the moon with both a "small step" and a "giant leap." Collins remained orbiting in the command module during the landing. The three successfully completed the mission with an ocean landing on July 24th. After a quarantine period (to mitigate the slight risk of some unknown "moon germs" being carried back with them), Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins embarked on a celebratory world tour.


Have a great week and keep networking!